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Hi I'm Pam

I am a 68-year-old mother, grand & great-grandmother who lives in my hometown after raising a family all over the world.

About Me

I am a 68-year-old mother of 6, grandmother of 16, and great-grandmother of soon to be 14. I live alone in a mobile home but have a wonderful female Maltipoo companion I adopted from a rescue organization when she was 2 years old in 2007. I have 3 brothers who are of different religions, and only one sister, who is LDS. I have a big church family as well, and everything I do revolves around my family and my association with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I write in an online journal often and, in 2012, through LDSJournal.com, published Volume III for my family to have when I am gone. Since being born in this town, baptized & raised a strict Catholic, I attended Sts. Peter & Paul 8 years & Mount St. Joseph, a Catholic high school. I married a convert to the Catholic church in 1961, and feel I have come full circle. I am so fortunate to have found the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, through which I have learned that God loves me, I am a spirit child of my Heavenly Father, and that through living by the principles taught by Jesus the Christ while he reigned on this earth, witnessed by those people who knew, touched, and heard Him speak in the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon, I have found abounding peace in my lifelong search for happiness. I offer a challenge for anyone searching for the truth to obtain, read and put to the test through prayer the validity of the Book of Mormon for themselves.

Why I am a Mormon

When I embraced the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and began living by its principles in 2007, my priorities became clear to me, and all other worries or concerns fell into place or dropped out of my life. I am grateful for the teachings I received as a Catholic growing up, which prepared me to accept the Plan of Salvation. Everything that was missing in my search for truth and where I should worship was answered as I learned about the apostasy & restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today. My third daughter, died in 2009, of natural causes at the age of 39. Following her sudden death, it was my faith in Jesus Christ, His atonement for my sins, and my knowledge of the Holy Ghost being a Comforter in times of grief that gave me an amazing sense of peace, and I was able to realize that God took my daughter in His time, not mine, and that all was well. I believe that there are modern-day prophets who give us instructions on how to live and what we need to do in order to have eternal life with Our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and our families. God has always spoken through prophets and has not abandoned us in modern times. A second witness of Christ has been translated and published through his chosen prophet, Joseph Smith, called the Book of Mormon. It has strengthened my belief in the Holy Bible, and by studying both books, many points of lost but true gospel truths have been, are and will continue to be revealed to me by revelation through the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

Simply by putting God first, I am able to face daily challenges with the hope that He will see me through anything. I truly believe that I am allowed to endure hardships so that I will become humble, fall to my knees in prayer for help, and through so doing find that, although everything else may fail me in this life, God's beloved Son, Jesus Christ, who is my Savior who suffered for my sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross, will always carry me through hard times and answer my prayers. By learning of Christ and studying the scriptures, more and more is revealed to me of the validity of the Articles of Faith by which we live in these latter days. As I improve my relationship with my Savior, there is a peaceful, reassuring feeling that comes over me, which allows me the courage to do what is right one day at a time, knowing that when I fall short, repentance is waiting for me to accept Christ's atonement for my sins, and I am strengthened to continue in the path of righteousness my Heavenly Father wants for all of his literal spirit children. I am a child of God, and He would not set me onto the planet earth without guidance to return to my heavenly home for time and all eternity. We have two witnesses of the mission of Jesus Christ, the Holy Bible KJV, and the Book of Mormon. I have read these and prayed to know the truth. My prayers were answered, and for this, I will be forever grateful. It is never too late. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Through the gift of the Holy Ghost, I can receive personal revelation to help me live my life the way I should. The Holy Ghost also testifies of the truthfulness of the gospel and will steer me away from temptations and harm if I will but learn to listen to the whisperings of his still, small voice. He also is a Comforter in times of grief, as I was blessed to have following the unexpected, untimely death of my 39-year-old daughter Melissa. There is no way I would have survived this loss without receiving an answer to my prayers to send the Holy Ghost to comfort me. In so doing, I realized that my Father in heaven has a plan for each of his children and that my daughter was taken in His time, not mine, and is at peace.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Definitely, we are! We are taught of Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and death upon the cross for the sins of all mankind. We are taught how to pray in the Bible and Book of Mormon, according to the example given in the Our Father, who art in heaven, ending in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. We are taught that, without faith in Heavenly Father's son, Jesus Christ, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We celebrate the covenants made at our baptism by taking the sacrament bread & water each Sunday and commit to always remember Him and to do His will that we may have His Spirit to be with us. Show more Show less